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Introduction: Home at Last: Poverty Law Returns to the Academy

Loyola Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 1, p. 1, Spring 1988

4 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2011  

Marie A. Failinger

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 1988

Abstract

The process of birthing new fields of study in American legal education is curiously unexpected and unpredictable. Some law school subject matters grow almost naturally from expanding fields of practice, like leafy new shoots from aging trees. Other courses come with breathless haste of the latest American social fad and quickly fade into nostalgic memory. Poverty law has been characterized by many lawyers in the academy and in practice as a remnant of the ‘60s when lawyers were identified with social causes such as racial justice, anti-war protests, and due process for all. The article discusses current poverty law scholarship and the assumptions and themes of the new scholarship.

Keywords: Poverty law, American legal education, Goldberg v. Kelly, Shapiro v. Thompson, legal scholarship

Suggested Citation

Failinger, Marie A., Introduction: Home at Last: Poverty Law Returns to the Academy (January 1, 1988). Loyola Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 1, p. 1, Spring 1988. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1929507

Marie A. Failinger (Contact Author)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

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St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
United States

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